Surrey Explorers

The Last Man on the Moon - 2010

Colin Uttley, a director of Spectrum Drama, came to visit us playing the part of Gene Cernan, the last man on the moon.

On 14th December 1972, Astronaut Gene Cernan followed colleague Jack Schmitt into their Lunar Module and and lifted-off from the surface of the moon. No one has returned since that day, making Cernan the last man on the moon. An experienced naval aviator and test pilot, Gene Cernan jumped at the chance to fly the ultimate mission. On Gemini 9, Cernan carried out a space walk that almost ended in disaster. On Apollo 10, he descended to within nine miles of the moon's surface in the mission that made the first manned landing possible. Finally, on Apollo 17 he achieved his goal and set foot upon the moon.

Colin Uttley is a director of Spectrum Drama. He has performed and lectured at The Royal Institution, Royal Albert Hall, Clarendon Laboratory, Oxford and many other major venues. He has also published eight books on Science and Technology and written pieces for many publications including the Grolier Encyclopedia and the Guinness Book of Records. Colin has been passionately interested in space exploration for as long as he can remember and has been playing Gene Cernan at London's Science Museum for over seven years.